FAMILY

There’s a Discounted Ancestry.com DNA Kit Sale Happening Right Now

There’s a Discounted Ancestry.com DNA Kit Sale Happening Right Now

This is probably the best time of the year to order one of those Ancestry.com DNA kits. If you’ve been sitting around twiddling your fingers for years, wondering exactly how you ended up looking the way you do, and then letting your mind drift off to the wild and exciting genetic “what if” scenarios, good news — Ancestry.com DNA tests are temporarily discounted. I did my ow... »

Teachers Will be Most Annoyed by Kids with these 6 Troublemaker Names

Teachers Will be Most Annoyed by Kids with these 6 Troublemaker Names

Recent poll data suggests giving a baby any of these troublemaker names will result in more notes home from teachers. Recent research by SchoolStickers.com found that out of 59,000 students and 1.1 million ordered rewards, certain names received the most positive stickers. The names least likely to receive commendation stickers (you know, the ones that say things like “good job!” and &... »

We Polled Real Dads: Here’s What They Want for Father’s Day

We Polled Real Dads: Here’s What They Want for Father’s Day

We polled read dads to ask what they really want for Father’s Day. The results may surprise you. When we used social media to poll real dads (822 respondents, 97% were based in the USA with at least one child under the age of 18) about what they’d actually love this Father’s Day we were surprised to see just how realistic dads seem to be. We weren’t shocked that literally z... »

5 Gadget Gifts for Mom She’ll Obsess Over this Mother’s Day

5 Gadget Gifts for Mom She’ll Obsess Over this Mother’s Day

The best gifts for Mom are the ones that result in tasty meals, obviously. The Smart Herb Garden 3 You can help Mom grow fresh herbs in her kitchen with zero effort with this advanced and easy indoor self-growing gardening solution. The specially developed Smart Soil and built-in sensors ensure plants get the optimal water, oxygen and nutrients they need to thrive. This means, organic herbs at her... »

Mom Astrology: What to Give for Mother’s Day Based on the Zodiac

Mom Astrology: What to Give for Mother’s Day Based on the Zodiac

If you’re up in arms over Mother’s Day gifting (agh, it’s so soon!), don’t worry. Celeb astrologer Matthew Currie sorted mom astrology out for you. “Fretting over a Mother’s Day present and Sun Sign ‘personalities’ are both kind of clichés, but you’ve got to admit that most clichés are grounded in some for of truth,” explains Matthew Curr... »

Julia from Sesame Street, First Autistic Muppet, Visits Sesame Place

Julia from Sesame Street, First Autistic Muppet, Visits Sesame Place

Julia from Sesame Street, the show’s first autistic Muppet character, is making occasional visits to Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Fans from around the world have celebrated Julia from Sesame Street’s addition to the long-running show, and now there’s even more reason to smile — the first autistic Muppet character from the show is set to make occasional visits to... »

Flying With an Infant? Here’s How to Hack the Experience

Flying With an Infant? Here’s How to Hack the Experience

Flying with an infant doesn’t have to be hard. We rounded up the experts to hack the experience. A big part of my job over the last several years has been frequent travel to all corners of the world. I generally don’t far and wide for the first few month’s of my children’s lives, but by the time they’re three to four months old they’re generally tagging along wi... »

Health Insurance Influences IVF Success Rates

Health Insurance Influences IVF Success Rates

Here’s how to increase your chances for conception… In Vitro Fertilization, or IVF, is a modern method of conception available to help women who are having trouble getting pregnant. Simply put, IVF involves fertilization of the egg in a petrie dish, where it is allowed to sit and mature to an embryo before being implanted into the mother’s womb. IVF success rates hover around 40% for w... »

This Vegan Restaurant Just Banned Bottle Fed Infants

This Vegan Restaurant Just Banned Bottle Fed Infants

Do you think it’s okay to ban baby bottles from a casual fare vegan restaurant? We are not talking about Michelin starred dining here-  we’re talking about a cash and carry type vegan restaurant called El Vergel in Tarragona, Spain. They’re a vegan restaurant, understandably banning all animal products and byproducts like cheese, butter, meat, and eggs — but they recen... »

There May a Link Between Herpes and Autism

There May a Link Between Herpes and Autism

Infections during pregnancy may be the risk factor… Pregnancy is a difficult time for many women. Not only are they going through physical changes (there’s something growing inside them!), but their hormones are in serious fluctuation. Many pregnant women experience a variety of health problems—everything from gestational diabetes to acid reflux to an increase in yeast infections. All of the... »

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